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    Windshield wipers issue

    I had a similar issue with an E28 wiper motor which turned out to be worn brushes on the motor. They were worn down so much that they did not make sufficient contact causing a high resistance which got higher as it warmed up with use until it would stop. Allow it to cool down rinse and repeat. Replacement new old stock motor resolved the issue for me. Not familiar with how the E39 works. Stay safe and best regards, Mick
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    So what are you doing in isolation?

    A busy weekend shifting three cubic yards of 3/4 inch washed gravel followed by a cubic yard of pink granite chips to complete the decorative garden wall to the western elevation of the house: Stay safe and best regards, Mick
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    OMG i fixed the air blower not worked ever

    Hi Al, An aerosol can of 3 in 1 oil with a remote tube will work Assuming you can see this once the engine bay trim and blower covers are removed: The bearings are at either end of the motor before the "hamster wheel" air impellors so point your lubricant at these two points on the shaft and rotate the fan to help the oil flow back into the bearing: The hard part is removing the engine bay trim so you are 70% there for removing the motor, which is likely the most effective way to lubricate these bearings. If you remove the motor then stand the it on its end and oil the shaft above the bearing then gravity is your friend and will suck the oil back into the bearing which will work well if you spin the shaft while the earth sucks. Invert the blower motor and repeat for the other end / bearing. This should keep the motor from screaming for about a year, until it screams again then just repeat the oiling process. You can keep a blower motor going for quite a long time if you re-lubricate it when it starts to scream. Best regards, Mick
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    From the album: FLAKPANZER GEPARD

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    From the album: FLAKPANZER GEPARD

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    From the album: FLAKPANZER GEPARD

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    From the album: FLAKPANZER GEPARD

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    From the album: FLAKPANZER GEPARD

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    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Hi Keith, Thank you for your positive comments. Three more terrace walls to go followed by a couple of cubes of gravel then pink granite. A few cubes of lawn soil and some grass seed will see this years project completed That just leaves the south side of the house to sort out, but that is next years project Beginning to get the hang of this hard landscaping nonsense now. Finding it to be both therapeutic and rewarding to be both creative and productive, as well as working outside Re-purposing 45 year old OEA/Apprentice skills Beats shining ones a**e in the office by a country mile. Best regards, Mick
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    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Built the first two terrace walls and back filled with 3/4 inch washed gravel topped off with 4 inches of pink granite: Stay safe and best regards, Mick
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    From the album: Shark Side of the Moon

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    From the album: Shark Side of the Moon

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    Heko Wind Deflectors

    Hi Danny, There is a lot of knowledge on the E39 forum so somebody may yet drop in with some more information. Give it a couple of days for members to respond. Best regards, Mick
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    Heko Wind Deflectors

    Hi Danny, Try contacting the company and ask them about double glazed windows. You can them purchase with confidence, or not, but you will be able to make an informed choice. Best regards, mick
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    Heko Wind Deflectors

    Heko still appear to stock them for the E39 in both 4 door and 5 door flavor: https://e-heko.com/en_GB/c/E39/4010 Best regards, Mick
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    What fuel should we buy for the e28 now?

    Idle was smooth, power delivery was smooth, car wanted to pull more, tank of fuel lasted longer and carried me further a true night and day experience compared to super unleaded. The engine performed normally it just ran a lot better. I would use it all the time if it were available locally... Best regards, Mick
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    What fuel should we buy for the e28 now?

    Took the Diamantschwartz Eta to Munich with the BMW Car Club back in 2013. No the return trip we ducked off the autobahn for fuel and filled up with 100 octane (5 star in old money). The Eta ran so smoothly on the fuel it was originally designed for... Modern fuel is more money for less bang. Best regards, Mick
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    Hello from Ca.,U.S.A

    Hello from the same continent but the other ocean.
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    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Hi Barry, Very kind of you to say so sir. Best regards, Mick
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    So what are you doing in isolation?

    With a little help from a Diamond brick cutter I finished the Curved section of the West wall: Then built the outer terrace wall on the North side of the house: Stay safe and best regards, Mick
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    From the album: Shark Side of the Moon

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    From the album: Shark Side of the Moon

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    E28 M5 #176 Royal Blau restoration project

    Looks like this project was finished sufficiently to obtain an Mot July 2020 which expired in July 2021. Mileage recorded as 89,243. Best regards, Mick
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